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Re: dino extinction
From: Wayne Anderson <email@example.com>
> What about Bakker's theory of catastrophic disease? Has this been
> discredited, or is it still in the running? Catastrophic diseases DO
> emerge from time to time
Yep, and they MAY *occsioanlly* drive one or two species to extinction,
if the species is already under stress. But for catasrtrophic diseases
to wipe out entire faunas? I doubt it.
>-- e.g., bubonic plague and Dutch Elm disease
> -- and can easily be selective about who or what they attack.
In general diseases are *too* selective to account for mass extinctions.
(This is, of course, why Bakker suggests multiple waves of diseases).
[Re the David Drake time travel story]:
Could it be overhunting??
The peace of God be with you.